Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Students learn to code for free while donating skills to nonprofits | KSL.com

Students learn to code for free while donating skills to nonprofits | KSL.com: "In the 18 months since we launched, more than 300,000 people have signed up," Larson said. "Many of these students have jobs and kids, and are trying to change careers. Already, hundreds of our students have already learned enough to go out and get software developer jobs."

Since the beginning of Free Code Camp, student-developers have donated over $850,000 in free coding to nonprofits. After completing a series of online courses and certifications, students are paired with nonprofits who are looking for help online.

"Our students built a full logistics system for a Toronto-based food bank,""



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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Muppet Zari May Help Create Global Awareness and Connection among Children | Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

New Muppet Zari May Help Create Global Awareness and Connection among Children | Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly: "Zari, whose name means ‘shimmering,’ will be featured in new, locally produced segments that focus on curriculum topics like girls’ empowerment, national identity, physical health, and social and emotional wellbeing,” said the press release from Sesame Workshop.

The six-year old is Afghanistan’s first original Muppet. (Even in international versions, the majority of the world sees the same cast American children see, with characters like Elmo, Bert, Ernie, and Cookie Monster.) An Afghan local will also play and voice the character.

The Muppet will appear in all 25 episodes of the fifth season, each of which has been funded in part by the U.S. State Department, and she will wear traditional Afghan clothing, including a hijab, to best resonate with the viewers."



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Monday, April 11, 2016

Why The Next Gen Don't Want To Play 'Family Philanthropy': A Note To Wealthy Parents - Forbes

Why The Next Gen Don't Want To Play 'Family Philanthropy': A Note To Wealthy Parents - Forbes: "They hate your philanthropy. I’m sorry. I said it. Your kids don’t want to play “foundations” with you because they hate your philanthropy. They will never tell you this. They will revert to stereotype and feign complete disinterest as having “the chat” is more trouble than it’s worth."



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Friday, April 01, 2016

Why skill development is important in youth philanthropy - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

Why skill development is important in youth philanthropy - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders: "here is a wealth of research on youth civic engagement, which researchers from the University of Ottawa have deftly summarized in this report exploring where engagement and media intersect. For compassionate communities to grow and thrive, we need youth to develop the skills and qualities that make strong leaders and citizens, but in an increasingly digital age we face new challenges as community and connection take on new meanings. "



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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Breakfast raises £230 for charity - News Post Leader

Breakfast raises £230 for charity - News Post Leader: "The Ridge Terrace primary’s school hall was full from 8am until the start of lessons as staff served a Continental -style breakfast to the children and their parents.

Deputy headteacher Theresa Worrall said: “I am so proud of the children, parents and staff for their part in this fundraising for a very worthy charity.”"



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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Charity challenge for speedy students: how to ace jailbreak | Education | The Guardian

Charity challenge for speedy students: how to ace jailbreak | Education | The Guardian: "The rules of jailbreak are simple; you have 36 hours to travel as far from your university as you can, without spending any of your own money. It’s not an excuse for a holiday, though – it’s all for charity.

With thoughtful preparation, a little luck and some lateral thinking, you can make the most of those 36 hours and your sponsorship. We asked students who’ve done it for their best pieces of advice.

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Strongsville elementary school kids raise $30,000 jumping for charity | cleveland.com

Strongsville elementary school kids raise $30,000 jumping for charity | cleveland.com: "STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Jumping for joy and charity is what elementary school students did last month raising more than $30,000 for the American Heart Association's Jump Rope For Heart program. Leading the way were Kinsner Elementary students who raised $10,164."



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Monday, March 14, 2016

Central Maine business briefs - Central Maine

Central Maine business briefs - Central Maine: "Demont & Associates, in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England, has opened nominations for a $5,000 college scholarship to a youth aged 10 to 17.

The AFP- NNE Demont Scholarship Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy recipient will be chosen from a pool of nominations by a New England Region Philanthropy Committee composed of development professionals working in the fields of education and youth services in northern New England."



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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pasadena Now » Pasadena Family Tells About Their Year-Long, Adventure-Filled Roadtrip | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com

Pasadena Now » Pasadena Family Tells About Their Year-Long, Adventure-Filled Roadtrip | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com: "The Webbs – dad Matt, mom Eva, and kids Jack, Solveig and Evie – started on the One Year Road Trip in August 2014 with a trip to Arizona, and came home to Pasadena in October 2015. Using a refurbished Bluebird school bus converted into an RV, the family, assisted by a team of experienced video documentary producers, went around the U.S. to visit children – and young adults – who have been doing inspiring work in such areas as fighting world hunger, cancer research, philanthropy, and other activities that are impacting other children across America and worldwide."



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Pasadena Now » Pasadena Family Tells About Their Year-Long, Adventure-Filled Roadtrip | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com

Pasadena Now » Pasadena Family Tells About Their Year-Long, Adventure-Filled Roadtrip | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com: "The Webbs – dad Matt, mom Eva, and kids Jack, Solveig and Evie – started on the One Year Road Trip in August 2014 with a trip to Arizona, and came home to Pasadena in October 2015. Using a refurbished Bluebird school bus converted into an RV, the family, assisted by a team of experienced video documentary producers, went around the U.S. to visit children – and young adults – who have been doing inspiring work in such areas as fighting world hunger, cancer research, philanthropy, and other activities that are impacting other children across America and worldwide."



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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

What's new on the business scene for March 8

What's new on the business scene for March 8: "Youth leadership programs hold event — The Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Youth in Philanthropy team recently partnered with the Youth Leadership Program of The Chamber Foundation, Inc. to present “Giving Back to Your Community” at Marist College to more than 100 teens and adults."



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Monday, March 07, 2016

Foundation programs work to create young philanthropists of color - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First

Foundation programs work to create young philanthropists of color - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First: "A new foundation program will train young people of color about the concept of philanthropy, teaching them about giving as well as giving them the chance to award two grants.
It’s the next in a series of programs developed by the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI), an initiative of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo that works to increase philanthropy within and for Western New York communities of color. Other programs include the Success Looks like Me program, and trips to Washington, D.C."



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Plant City High crowns prince and princess in charity fundraiser | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune

Plant City High crowns prince and princess in charity fundraiser | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune: "PLANT CITY Two Plant City High School students won prizes and crowns for collecting the most donations for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Senior Cole Peterson was crowned prince and freshman Katelyn Yarbrough was crowned princess by Principal Susan Sullivan for collecting the most money in an annual fundraiser, which netted more than $1,000 for the cancer fight."



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Friday, March 04, 2016

Teen’s charity promotes reading, sets up permanent donation box - The Bristol Press: Bristol Press

Teen’s charity promotes reading, sets up permanent donation box - The Bristol Press: Bristol Press: "SOUTHINGTON — Local educational nonprofit Planting Pencils honored Read Across America Day by making its first donations to two Hartford Schools Wednesday.
Planting Pencils founder, 13-year-old Southington resident Ishaan Patel, State Representative Douglass McCrory (D-Hartford) and other local and state officials visited Trinity Academy, at 120 Sigourney St., at 1:30 p.m. and Covenant Preparatory School, at 135 Broad St., at 3 p.m."



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Capstone of the Community | The Lantern

Capstone of the Community | The Lantern: "Each year, Marketing Strategy, a capstone course taught by Shashi Matta, an associate professor of marketing at Fisher College of Business, partners with one local for-profit company and one nonprofit organization to provide free marketing advice to the organizations and real-world experience to Ohio State students.
While all marketing students must complete this capstone course, Matta said that it goes much further than that.
“This course offers students real-world experience and a résumé boost, which doesn’t happen in a typical class setting,” he said."



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Carrie Morgridge to speak at Spring Inspiration Breakfast - News - The Wellesley Townsman - Wellesley, MA

Carrie Morgridge to speak at Spring Inspiration Breakfast - News - The Wellesley Townsman - Wellesley, MA: "he Spring Inspiration Breakfast celebrates youth and philanthropy. For nearly 20 years, the foundation has worked with local youth, educating them about the importance of giving back to their community through its Youth in Philanthropy program. Since inception, over 1,000 students have participated awarding $1 million to local nonprofits."



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Singapore students moved to tears in Japan | The New Paper

Singapore students moved to tears in Japan | The New Paper: "he Singapore Red Cross (SRC) collaborated with RP to send nine students and two lecturers to Japan from June 4 to 13 last year.

They captured the country's rehabilitation after the 9.0-magnitude quake that triggered a 40m-high tsunami that killed nearly 16,000 people and left millions displaced."



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Monday, February 29, 2016

Why youth philanthropy matters, and how to make it work - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

Why youth philanthropy matters, and how to make it work - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders: "In a 2014 report, US-based Foundation Center – one of philanthropy’s leading influencers – recognized youth philanthropy’s growth, identifying over 200 organizations worldwide that now offer youth giving programs. One of the key recommendations from the report will be launched later this year: a resource and data-driven global hub that will connect and inspire youth giving."



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Friday, February 26, 2016

Boozy Cow owner Garreth Wood backs youth philanthropy project - Edinburgh Evening News

Boozy Cow owner Garreth Wood backs youth philanthropy project - Edinburgh Evening News: "Garreth Wood, whose Speratus Group runs the Boozy Cow, supports the Youth Philanthropy Initiative Scotland, which allows school children to make a charitable donation.

Mr Wood yesterday made donations worth a total of £263,000 to five charities – including £50,000 to YPI Edinburgh."



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Monday, February 22, 2016

College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News | dailynebraskan.com

College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News | dailynebraskan.com: "University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior Angela Cuadros treats philanthropy like a job. Each week, there are the hours spent mentoring a 17-year-old girl and volunteering with Dance Marathon. And there’s her position as a resident assistant in Eastside Suites.

But this August, Cuadros decided to take her interest for helping others into her professional life as well. The marketing and management major is the social media content writing intern for Nonprofit Hub, an organization that helps nonprofits and other businesses that “do good” for the community to accomplish their goals."



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The benefits of student volunteering | NCVO Blogs

The benefits of student volunteering | NCVO Blogs: "Student volunteering has been an integral part of Cardiff’s student community activities since the 1960’s, and this historical student engagement exists throughout many UK cities. SVC was actually formed in 2001 by the merging of two student led charities set up in the 1960’s and has now been running for over 15 years providing substantial support to the Cardiff Community."



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Friday, February 19, 2016

TROY students collect more than 200 pounds of clothing for charity

TROY students collect more than 200 pounds of clothing for charity: "DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) A clothing drive organized by Troy University students collected more than 200 pounds of clothes for charity Thursday.

Students from the Applications for Civic Engagement class on the Dothan Campus organized the clothing drive, which collected items to be donated to Mama Tina’s Mission House, a local soup kitchen that helps the needy in the Dothan area."



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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Burlington youngster creating Valentine's Day cards as fundraiser for juvenile arthritis

Burlington youngster creating Valentine's Day cards as fundraiser for juvenile arthritis: "With the help of his parents and his martial arts school, Ayden previously hosted a tournament that featured 1,000 demonstrators, participants and sponsors coming together to raise almost $30,000 for the Arthritis Society’s Walk to Fight Arthritis.

He was also named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy last year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals."



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